Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has stated that its business Godrej Aerospace is targeting a 35 per cent growth in its civil aviation business. This is owing to the 50 per cent surge in demand witnessed in this segment from global majors, including OEMs and engine manufacturers. With domestic travel recovering globally and international travel scheduled to reach pre-covid levels by 2025, the demand for civil aviation is accelerating. The business is further eyeing three times growth by FY25 owing to the rising demand for aerospace components and parts as travel trends lift.
The business announced that technology expansion and increasing global presence would drive this growth. This projected growth is also fuelled by major engine manufacturers and global OEMs taking a keen interest in India. Catering to the current demand, Godrej Aerospace is seen as a preferred partner owing to the integrated manufacturing facility backed by capability and approvals that the company has in the aviation industry for over a decade. Godrej Aerospace has been manufacturing and supplying complex airworthy systems for aircraft applications, including critical sheet metal brackets, complex fabrications, hydraulic aggregates, crash-proof fuel tanks for helicopters, structural assemblies, and many other products for key global partners. The business is AS9100 certified, and NADCAP approved for special processes like chemical processes, welding, heat treatment & brazing, NDT, composites, elastomer seals, measurement and inspection and non-conventional machining. Godrej Aerospace has partnered with ISRO for over 30 years to manufacture complex systems such as the liquid propulsion engines for PSLV and GSLV rockets, thrusters for satellites, and antenna systems.
Maneck Behramkamdin, AVP & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace, said, “The aviation sector working towards recovering from a severe economic crisis is now exhibiting confidence. Global OEMs are opening avenues for partnering with Indian manufacturers. Considering the post-pandemic economic recovery, we are projecting three times growth in the next three years in the civil aviation segment and expect this to revive further.”